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the museum of a maritime center

Only founded in 1861, Mariehamn is not an overly interesting town from a historical point of vue... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
The Centre Of Sailing Vessels

This is the place if you are interested in the real cargo hauling sail ships that once ruled the... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
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A visit to the Aland Maritime Museum is exciting for children and adults alike. The exhibitions are filled with dramatic stories and fantastic objects, such a genuine 18th century pirate’s flag. There are also lots of interactivities, such as a...more
Hamngatan 2, Mariehamn, Aland Island 22100, Finland
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

Only founded in 1861, Mariehamn is not an overly interesting town from a historical point of vue, with the big exception of the maritime trade, which was anyway the 'raison d'être' of this place. From here travelled the last cargo carrying windjammers around the world,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank saronic
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is the place if you are interested in the real cargo hauling sail ships that once ruled the oceans and the stories and the conditions of the men and women who sailed in them. Probably one of the best Maritime Museums available.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JanE2143
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Wow, this is a museum you cannot miss out on, while visiting Mariehamn & Åland ! With an easy, beautiful walk from the center of town, and a location just north of the ferries to Finland and Sweden, this museum is easy to find !...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ghm11_2
Reviewed 28 August 2018

If you are after Windjammers or Great Grain Race this is the museum to visit. Superb model ships and comprehensive exhibit will guide you through the years from small coastal sailing ship's to true deep sea square rigged ships to the end of age of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Everyone should find something here from basic explanations and exciting stories about ships up to pretty detailed and different types of items for people with the right background knowledge. Also some fun activities for kids.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nuttnick
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

In addition to highlighting the Aland’s storied place in Baltic Sea maritime history, they possess many valuable relics, including one of only two authentic pirate flags IN THE WORLD. Your ticket includes admission to the POMMERN museum ship, and the two places combined will take...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Phillyjanie
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Lovely museum. Has some great history of the sea from Åland Islands viewpoint. All the signs are also in English which isn't always the case. Also very family oriented as are most things in the Islands.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Fascinating tour of the Maritime Museum beginning with the sailing ship building, ship safety and ships in time of war and peace. The history is much more interesting as the area of Aland had so many merchant sail boats for years.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Aland has a very deep-rooted tradition of seafaring, and this beautifully presented museum is the perfect place to get a sense of what life was like, both at sea and on land in the days of tall ships and more recent times. A must see.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank eithne2015
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Here is a place where our 6- and 10-year old girls really enjoyed their visits and have been speaking about ever since. There is a route for kids with questions and there are hidden things for them to find. Older children will do the effort...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Stefan N | Reviewed this property |
Good question, You will easily fill one day in the museum, probably two. When the four masted barcue Pommern is reopened (dec 2018), Then You will fill two days for sure.